Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

Spring 3-1978

Description

Pictured is the entrance to historic Tin City, named for its distinguishable tin roofed buildings. Ever since the 1880s, this area of waterfront has attracted many tourists. In earlier times, access to this area was rather difficult; passengers has to disembark at Back Bay. In 1887, Walter N. Haldeman wanted to make this area more accessible, so he and a team built a 600 foot pier into the Gulf of Mexico.

In more recent years, Tin City includes more than 30 shops, 2 waterfront restaurants, and access to the water for the general public.

Notes

http://www.tin-city.com/history/

(accessed 5 Mar 2012)

http://www.tin-city.com/contact/

(accessed 5 Mar 2012)

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Creator 1 Role

Photographer

Subject Headings

Waterfronts -- Florida -- South Naples; Shopping centers -- Stores, Retail -- Florida -- South Naples; Tin City (South Naples, Fla.); Restaurants -- Florida -- South Naples;

Country Name

United States of America

Region Name

Florida

City Name

So

Street Address

1200 5th Avenue

Keywords

Tin City, South Naples, waterfront, tourism, retail, shops, restaurants

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